Recently, I came across some of the best descriptions of what sleep apnea is, and how pervasive it is. If you are a sleep apnea sufferer, share these with your loved ones, friends and colleagues to help them understand what you are facing. In some cases, even medical professionals are not fully clued in to what is happening to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
- Check out this amazing documentary trailer, Out of Breath. The interviewees of the documentary share their struggles with sleep, including snoring and choking. You'll notice that many of them are not the typical "profile" anymore. Many sleep apnea sufferers today are not overweight, neither do they have to be middle aged, or male.
- Watch this youtube explainer by a world class medical professional detailing what occurs at night when you sleep, and what happens to your body when you are having sleep related breathing disorders, including sleep apnea and snoring.
The same video also shows us at 05:37, that people actually die from sleep apnea while they snooze.
Screengrab from YouTube video, "Excess Deaths at Night - Obstructive Sleep Apnea Explained Clearly"
- Read this news article. In Singapore, the shocking statistic for sleep apnea is that 1 in 3 Singaporeans has sleep apnea. This is according to the #1 national newspaper, The Straits Times.
Screengrab from the Straits Times, "One in three Singaporeans suffers from sleep apnoea: Study"
The gold standard solution to sleep apnea has always been CPAP therapy. CPAP Machines and masks have improved dramatically over the last 10-15 years.
Here at Yes CPAP, we have tried all the major brands of CPAP machines including Resmed, Philips Respironics and F&P, and come to the conclusion that the Resvent iBreeze Auto (and we carry it) is a good mix of price to performance to resolve sleep apnea.